Keith Lee had a tremendous run in NXT as he won both the NXT North American Championship and NXT Championship during his time there. He would eventually be called up to the main roster last year.
Keith Lee made his debut on Monday Night RAW in August of last year. Unfortunately, his debut was not received well by fans as his entrance music and ring gear were changed, which puzzled fans.
While speaking to Graham Matthews of Bleacher Report, Lee talked about the negative backlash from fans when he made his RAW debut.
Lee added that he felt destroyed due to all the negative reception from the fans.
“Originally, honestly, even I was a little perplexed. You get all the people who came up to Raw who still used their old music. Mind you, none of them did their own music. I’m the only one that did, so it would make more sense for me to be the one to keep using my music. However, that did not happen, so they asked me to use something else, and I did, and I tried to be as accommodating a possible by putting the front of the song on that track, and it just didn’t vibe [laughs].
It was rough, man! I did the best I could given the circumstances, and I was like, ‘I just have to ride with this until I can figure something out.’ Man, the way that blew up on the internet, it was like, ‘I thought you guys were my friends! I think I’m starting to understand some things here.’ Between the gear and the music, I just got destroyed.”
Lee eventually changed his theme song to something fans definitely liked.
Lee was unsuccessful in defeating Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW.